Marianne Boruch

Marianne Boruch’s most recent books are The Book of Hours, a collection of poetry, and The Glimpse Traveller, a memoir. This year she has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Two Poems

Marianne Boruch, 13 September 2012

The Souls of the Dead

My grandmother, her oddly accurate euphemism, turning up to the doctor. She meant caught in stirrups on the examining table, a doctor warming and wincing his speculum to eye the most interior goods.

It’s just that in lab, they’re tying open the legs now, the cadavers supine. They’re pulling them to the end of each table, knees roped sideways. I am so...

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